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About the database dumps

James-59
Looking at some comments on Wikipedia's mirrors and forks, many people have
found that their user pages were mirrored in other sites, and ultimately
their personal information out of control. So is it possible for you to stop
putting the articles in the user namespace in the dumps?

thanks,
James
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Re: About the database dumps

Brion Vibber
James wrote:
> Looking at some comments on Wikipedia's mirrors and forks, many people have
> found that their user pages were mirrored in other sites, and ultimately
> their personal information out of control. So is it possible for you to stop
> putting the articles in the user namespace in the dumps?

For several months we've had a version of the dump available with discussion and
user pages excluded, which is recommended for mirror-type usage.

Please see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dumps


Note that we *ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT* stop producing dumps that do include those
pages. They *MUST* be available for complete distributed backup of data and
other legitimate usage. As always, don't include anything on Wikipedia that you
wouldn't ever want to see copied.

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)


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I discussed this in IRC, but I think we should make whether it contains user
database or not clearer. People just seem to be clicking "full dump" without
actually knowing the content. Maybe a through description about what each
dumps contain?

-- james
For several months we've had a version of the dump available with discussion
and

user pages excluded, which is recommended for mirror-type usage.

Please see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_dumps

Note that we *ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT* stop producing dumps that do include those
pages. They **MUST** be available for complete distributed backup of data and
other legitimate usage. As always, don't include anything on Wikipedia that you
wouldn't ever want to see copied.

-- brion vibber (brion  <at>  pobox.com)
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Re: Re:Re:About the database dumps

Brion Vibber
James wrote:
> I discussed this in IRC, but I think we should make whether it contains user
> database or not clearer. People just seem to be clicking "full dump" without
> actually knowing the content. Maybe a through description about what each
> dumps contain?

The new dump system will contain this.

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Sounds good.
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James

Brion wrote:
>The new dump system will contain this.
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